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The Primalosophy Podcast

Health-and-fitness

Where genuine curiosity meets genuine guests. The Primalosophy Podcast features genuine questions from writer, firefighter, and interviewer Nick Holderbaum and genuine guests on all things health, longevity, and philosophy. Shikoba. Podcast music by Dirty Art Club -Read more

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#135: Henry Shukman — Finding Zen in Chaos, Discovering Infinite Support, and Tuning into the Stillness of Nature

Oct 26 • 49:09

Henry Shukman (@mountaincloudzencenter) is an appointed teacher in the Sanbo Zen lineage and is the Guiding Teacher of Mountain Cloud Zen Center. He has an MA from Cambridge and an MLitt from St Andrews and has written several award-winning books of poetry and fiction. His essays have been published in The New York Times, Outside, and Tricycle, and his poems have been publ...

#134: Kim Scott on Creating Bullshit-Free Zones at Work, the Art of Listening, Rockstars and Superstars, and the Beauty of Bookclubs

Oct 19 • 56:13

Kim Scott is the author of Just Work: Get *t Done Fast and Fair as well as Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity. She co-founded two companies that help organizations put the ideas in her books into practice. Kim was a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and other tech companies. Kim previously held leadership roles at Apple and Google. Earl...

#133: Suzanne O’Sullivan - A Neurologist on Mystery Illnesses

Oct 12 • 40:35

Suzanne O'Sullivan is an Irish neurologist working in Britain who is the winner of the 2016 Wellcome Book Prize. She won for her first book, It's All in Your Head: True Stories of Imaginary Illness, published by Chatto & Windus in 2015. The book also won the Royal Society of Biology General Book Prize. In her latest book, The Sleeping Beauties, Dr. Suzanne O’Sullivan inves...

#132: Catherine Gildiner — A Therapist on Her Most Heroic Patients, the Hierarchy of Suffering, and the Indomitable Human Spirit

Sep 8 • 43:07

Catherine Gildiner is a American-born and Toronto-based memoirist, novelist, and former psychologist. In her latest book Good Morning, Monster, she focuses on five patients who overcame their personal trauma, a process Gildiner defines as being heroic....

#131: Christie Aschwanden on the Science and Pseudoscience of Sports Recovery

Jul 8 • 39:08

Christie Aschwanden is an award-winning journalist and author of the New York Times best-seller Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery. She’s producer and co-host of “Emerging Form,” a podcast about the creative process. Previously the lead science writer at FiveThirtyEight, she’s an Ideal columnist at Wired and a regular c...

#130: Luke Burgis on How to Stop Imitating, Mastering Our Desires, the Power of Paying it Forward, and More

Jun 28 • 47:49

Luke Burgis (@lukeburgis) has co-created and led companies in wellness, consumer products, and technology. He’s currently Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Director of Programs at the Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship and also teaches business at The Catholic University of America and is author of a new book, Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life, t...

#129: Pete Davis - The Case for Commitment in an Age of Infinite Browsing

Jun 20 • 43:04

Pete Davis is a civic advocate from Falls Church, Virginia. He works on projects aimed at deepening American democracy and solidarity. Pete is the cofounder of the Democracy Policy Network, a state policy organization focused on raising up ideas that deepen democracy. In 2015, he cofounded Getaway, a company that provides simple, unplugged escapes to tiny cabins outside of...

#128: Doug Brignole - The 20 Best Resistance Exercises for Physique Development

May 31 • 01:03:14

Doug Brignole is a former winner of Mr. America and Mr. Universe bodybuilding competition, with a 43-year trajectory in the sport. He is also an expert in BIOMECHANICS, and the author of a ground-breaking new book called "The Physics of Resistance Exercise", which is turning the traditional weight training paradigm upside. Doug is the first person in the history of the fit...

#127: Kate Leaver - The Dog-Human Bond, Eradicating Loneliness, and Why We Need Friendship

May 25 • 53:48

Kate Leaver is a journalist, editor and author of Good Dog: Celebrating the dogs who change and sometimes even save our lives, published by HarperCollins. She researches, writes and speaks about her dog, a rescue Shih Tzu called Bert, and the health benefits of having a pet. Her first book, The Friendship Cure, was about connection and loneliness. Kate previously worked as...

#126: Michael Spitzer - The Musical Human

May 11 • 35:25

Michael Spitzer is Professor of Music at the University of Liverpool. He has written about a huge range of music, from Beethoven to American indie, and is interested in how music intersects with other disciplines, including psychology, philosophy, and anthropology. His previous books include Metaphor and Musical Thought, Music as Philosophy, and A History of Emotion in Wes...

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